Damnably Summer Alldayer
Sunday, June 20, 2010
2:00pm - 8 Bands and a BBQ! - 18+
22 Blenheim Gardens,
London, UK SW2 5BZ
Damnably's favourite North London art rockers first debuted with "Labours" in 2009. They mine a smooth baritone voiced Smog-meets-Dinosaur Jr via the Go-Betweens distorto-pop sound and are set to break into your hearts this year and steal important bits.
This Spanish 4-piece are set to play their debut London show, having shared stages with Shonen Knife, The Wedding Present and Dinosaur Jr. among others in their native Madrid and recently released their album "Say Hello To The Kid", produced by John Agnello (renowned producer for The Hold Steady, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Son Volt, The Walkmen, and many more).
London based ex-Hanjiro front lady Rica's solo material is cinematically grand with pounding pianos, floaty vocals and dreamy melodies. Playing a solo acoustic set, expect to be swept away by a wave of Japanese psychedelic indie pop, strong visuals and super energy.
XFM John Kennedy/Tom Robinson favourites, Pavement-meets-The Fall three piece from Lancashire who spark up a satirical and caustic yet pretty catchy off kilter dirge and some of the best lyrics you’ll hear this year. Easily the best band to emerge from Manchester in the last 5 years and the band are ever so proud to have nothing to do with Paul Morely or the haggard sad old rockers that won't let Joy Division/Factory rest in peace.
Having performed live on Radio One, had a Record Of The Year in Rolling Stone, an Album Of The Day on 6Music, released one of the first ever viral videos, toured up and down the UK and even featured in an Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, and all while maintaining complete independence from record labels, Hibbett is old school indie, belligerently optimistic, and will have a pint.
Rob & Sean Price (Airport Girl)
A very special ‘Go-Betweens’ covers set by legendary Fortuna Pop! act who began over a decade ago and have garnered significant press, radio play and fans. Rob and Sean will be joined by various special guests and there may be some Robert Forster solo songs covered too.
Radio 6/Resonance FM featured intelligent, edgy, mortally sad and black humoured alt. folk. Formed in East London in 2003 and has since gigged with Shonen Knife, Moon Mama (Afrirampo), Chris Brokaw, Thalia Zedek Band, PW Long, Julie Doiron, Thee More Shallows, Mick Turner (Dirty Three), and David Grubbs among others.
Russell and The Wolf Choir
Romford born love lorn poet Russell plays a sweet sounding acoustic americana pop that sounds like Kevin Devine kissing Jason Molina on the lips while humming a Karate song. Candid, angsty, bittersweet, and ardently heartfelt.